The stunt driver involved in a monster truck crash that left three people dead and injured many others was sentenced to 15 months in jail at a court hearing on Friday. The court ruled that Mario D., an experienced stunt driver, was responsible in the accident, which saw the truck careen out of control and crash into a gathered crowd in Haaksbergen, Overijssel.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence of 18 months against Mario D., the man who drove his monster truck into his audience in Haaksbergen in 2014, killing three people. The Prosecutor also wants D. banned from driving a monster truck for the next 10 years
In court on Monday monster truck driver Mario D. maintained that something went wrong with his truck's brakes and that he could not stop when he crashed into his audience in Haaksbergen in 2014. Three people were killed and 28 others were injured.
Monster truck driver Mario D. is appearing in the court in Almelo on Monday after he drove his monster truck into the audience during a stunt in Haaksbergen in 2014. Event organizer Sterevenementen is also appearing in court
Mario D., the driver of the monster truck involved in the fatal accident in Haaksbergen in September last year, was driving too fast, made steering mistakes and braked too late. And all this in a too small area.
Monster truck driver Mario Doornink and Stichting Sterevenementen will be prosecuted for the fatal monster truck accident in Haaksbergen. Doornink and the foundation will face charges of manslaughter and inflicting grievous bodily harm